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Old 01-11-2011, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by LongIslandEddie View Post
Another method that I have heard is successful, is the old, "car-in-tow" approach. If you decide to attempt this move, you'll need
two easily obtained items, a sturdy nylon tow rope or webbed belt and some common glass wax. Tie one end of the webbed belt to the
underside of the front frame of the car and let the remaining ten or twenty feet, drape along the bottom of the car. It will add an element
of realism if you fray the trailing end of the belt or the rope so as to replicate what could appear as a break in the tether. Using a soft cloth,
write in large letters: CAR IN TOW, across the rear window, start the car, and head home. If you should get stopped, you can always tell the
officer that the rope broke at the last stop sign when the guy who was towing you, just took off like a shot and probably didn't realize that
the tether had snapped. I'd advise you to have a dozen or so, assorted Dunkin' Donuts there in a box on the front seat, just in case you do
get pulled over and perhaps it wouldn't hurt to have a current PBA sticker, there on the windshield.
i think less effort went into moon landings
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Old 01-11-2011, 05:09 PM
Location: Nassau, Long Island, NY
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Originally Posted by misslipu View Post
purchasing a used car from owner but there is no plate.wat can i do?txtxtxtx
Here's a buyer beware brochure about cars from the NYS DMV:

NYS DMV - (Brochure) Let the Buyer Be Aware (http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/broch/c18.htm - broken link)

Write down make, model, year, mileage and VIN# of the car you are buying.

Do research with insurance companies as to how much car insurance will cost you (this can be done in person, on the phone, or online).

Choose which insurance you want, make the initial payment, and get copies of your new insurance cards.

Buy your car and you and the old owner write out the bill of sale. You can download/print a bill of sale from the DMV here:

http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/forms/dtf802.pdf (broken link)

Go to the DMV office to get your registration sticker and license plates. Here are the details of what to bring:

NYS DMV - Vehicle Registration and Certificate of Title (http://www.nydmv.state.ny.us/register.htm - broken link)

Once you have your new license plates, bring them to your car and put them on. Bring a screwdriver or borrow one from the old owner. Scrape off the registration sticker from the windshield and put your new one on.

Now take your car to an auto mechanic who does NYS vehicle inspections for your inspection sticker, which goes right next to your registration sticker on the windshield.

Done! Happy driving!

Also: In several weeks you will receive a title to your car in your name from the DMV. Once you get it, keep it in a safe place, as you will need it if you choose to sell the car later on.
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